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Riiber caps stellar season with World Cup win

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Jarl Magnus Riiber (l.); VInzenz Geiger (r.)

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BySportsbeat
17/03/2019 at 15:27 | Updated 17/03/2019 at 15:47

World champion Jarl Magnus Riiber completed his stellar season in style as he cruised to Nordic combined World Cup victory in the 15km Gundersen in Schonach.

The Norwegian was top of the pile for the 12th time out of 21 World Cup events as he finished with a total time of 25:14.9.

Riiber was second after the jumping with 121.7 points and crossed the line sixth in the cross country to confirm his triumph, finishing 25 seconds clear of compatriot Jan Schmid in Germany.

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He finishes his 2018/19 World Cup campaign with 1518 points, well clear of overall second-place Akito Watabe, from Japan, who ended up with 893 points after a fifth-placed finish in Schonach.

The podium was rounded off by Austrian Bernhard Gruber as he crossed the line 38.2 seconds after Riiber.

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